Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for eggPlant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited eggPlant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

TestPlant eggPlant
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 880 854
Rank change year-on-year +13 -26 +36
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 12 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.063% 0.047% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 22
UK median daily rate £478 £390 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% +39.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £379 £312 £254
90th Percentile £575 £475 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £280
% change year-on-year +7.14% +25.00% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

eggPlant is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19118 17172 16327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13309 11571 10870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 250 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.30 £53.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing eggPlant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for eggPlant in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing eggPlant.

Contractor daily rate trend for eggPlant in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing eggPlant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for eggPlant in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for eggPlant in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 12 £478 +22.44% 1
London -10 9 £500 +28.21% 1
UK excluding London +35 3 £375 +7.14%
South East +3 2 £450 +28.57%
North West - 1 £300 -
North of England - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for eggPlant.

1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
1 7 (58.33%) NeoLoad
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) JMeter
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (25.00%) AppDynamics
5 3 (25.00%) Dynatrace
5 3 (25.00%) REST
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) OOP
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Ant
6 2 (16.67%) CMS
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) NeoLoad
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (16.67%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (16.67%) Gatling
4 2 (16.67%) Gradle
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (8.33%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) React
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Groovy
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Fortify
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (25.00%) Dynatrace
3 2 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 2 (16.67%) Splunk